Specttrum News: The Elite Arthroplasty Congress 2016 began at Hotel JW Marriott, Chandigarh on Saturday. The event is being organised by Max Elite Institute of Orthopaedics & Joint Replacement, Mohali.  

Themed on ‘Human Care Built on Complex Primary and Revision Arthroplasty’, the Congress is to showcase path breaking technology created by Designer Surgeons, in the field of knee replacement and hip replacement, through live surgeries.  


According to Dr Manuj Wadhwa, Course Director, “We at Max Elite Institute have been working hard to innovate technologies in Joint Replacement for better clinical outcomes. In this direction we are putting up a Congress that promises to be a watershed in the medical history of India."

Sandeep Dogra, Senior Vice President and Zonal Head, Max Hospitals Punjab added, “A revolutionary stride is being taken at the Congress - unveiling, at a National level, of Robotics - which will make Multicompartmental Knee Replacement & Hip Replacement, by use of Robotic Science, a reality, in India.”


It is noteworthy that in Multicompartmental knee resurfacing options, only the damaged portion of the knee joint will be replaced & remaining surfaces of the joint and ligaments can be preserved.


Cutting Edge Technology - the Mako Robotics Arm Assisted Joint Replacement Surgery which will be conducted by Dr Frederick Buechel Jr - a Robotic Surgeon from USA, and will be beamed live, to an expert audience. The second Robotics Surgery through Hand held Navio Robotic instrumentation is by Dr.Jeffrey Geller from USA, this will be conducted at Max Hospital & again will be shown live to delegates at the Congress.


The Congress over two days will see around 8-10 live surgeries that will be beamed live from Max Hospital, Mohali to JW Marriott; where over 400 delegates attending the Congress will witness these.

After the real time demonstration of latest techniques and technology used, there will be panel discussions, debates and insightful brainstorming sessions amongst international and national experts in the field.

Controversial issues in the field of Arthroplasty and revision surgeries will be taken up and discussed to arrive at conclusions.   


Many respected names in Orthopaedics, from the World, will participate. Dr Jeffery A. Geller, who is a Robotic Surgeon and a Board member of American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, will be doing a Multicompartmental knee system surgery with hand held robotic technology.

Dr Ross Crawford a professor of Orthopaedics research at Queensland University of Technology, a fellow from Oxford & a master of hip replacement will be performing Total Hip Replacement surgeries during the 2 days.

Dr Daniel Saris from Netherlands, a Designer Surgeon, Dr Dick Van Der Jagt (SA) who is the implant developer for Femoral Neck Extender; Dr Duncan Whitwell (UK), a European Surgical demonstrator on high end revision Arthroplasty systems, are few more well known names who will be present.